Thanks largely to the urging of his humorist friend Will Rogers, Amon Carter (1879-1955), a Fort Worth newspaper publisher and industrialist, began collecting American art during the 1930s. Today the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses an exceptional collection of painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and works on paper from about 1820 to 1950, including representative works by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent and Mary Cassatt through Childe Hassam, Charles Sheeler and Louise Nevelson. It is particularly rich in works by artists who depicted the American West, especially Frederic Remington and his greatest rival, Charles Marion Russell (1864-1926). The museum is now exhibiting “Romance Maker: The Watercolors of Charles M. Russell,” the first comprehensive show to focus on this artist’s important place in 19th-century America’s watercolor tradition. One hundred Russell works selected from the museum’s own trove and from other public and private collections document his singular career. To read more by Barrymore Laurence Scherer, Arts & Entertainment, The Wall Street Journal, click here.